Anyone only wearing their wedding band during covid?

posted 6 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
9445 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Yup. I’ve always only really worn my engagement ring when I leave the house and right now I’m only leaving for daycare drop off and grocery shopping which hardly feels worth putting it on. Some days I’ll wear it just because it’s pretty and I feel like it, but more often than not it’s sitting on the nightstand. 

Post # 3
2374 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Yes! Even pre-COVID, I only wore my engagement ring to work and on date nights. It was the first thing off when I got home (I always take my jewelry, minus my wedding band, off and put on sweats before I do ANYTHING) and the last thing on before I head out the door in the morning. I’m back in the office a few days a week now, but since I’m not seeing anyone, I wear my engagement ring like, once a week if that. 

Post # 4
2886 posts
Sugar bee

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@bgumby:  I’ve gotten in the bad habit of not wearing my rings at all. I was pregnant when lockdown started and I started working from home so I got out of practice. Towards the end of my pregnancy, my fingers were swelling a bit and it was uncomfortable. Then with a newborn, it was the last thing on my mind. Now I always forget to put them on. 

Post # 5
1047 posts
Bumble bee

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@bgumby:  no. I am OBSESSED with my rings so…😆🤷🏻‍♀️ I would be too sad not to wear them all the time.

Post # 6
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I stopped wearing both my rings when the pandemic began. Then I just got used to that and they started getting tight with some covid weight gain. Now I’m pregnant and fully wfh, so I probably won’t put them on again for a long while… I always took them off when I got home even pre-covid, so yeah. Sometimes I miss them, but not wanting to bother to have them resized yet!!

Post # 7
739 posts
Busy bee

I too have had a naked finger for most of the past year! I normally take my rings off when I get home, and since I havent really left the house, I have gotten out of the habit of putting anything on. 

Post # 8
15528 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I pretty much stopped wearing all my rings last March when we got our work from home orders.   My workplace will not be opening back up for non site essential workers until its over so I’m rarely in, and even when I am, I usually forget to put my rings back on.  And now that I’m almost 7 months pregnant, they don’t fit anyways!

Post # 9
280 posts
Helper bee

At home it’s really easier to not wear them, to keep them from being scratched up when doing normal household things, plus if I want to put on hand cream which I should actually do since it’s winter. That said though, I do love to look at them on, and feel a little bad not being able to do so unless it’s around the house. I work at home, and my only other outing is to the supermarket, and even pre-COVID, I would put them on for that. I’ve actually started wearing some of my silver jewelry lately.

And it’s not just the rings. It’s also my clothing. My going-out clothes are mostly casual and I really like them, but at home I just wear lounge clothes. So I feel like the other clothes are not getting worn either. 

Post # 10
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2020 - Titusville, FL

No, I still wear my set every day 🙂 I feel too naked without them!

Post # 11
202 posts
Helper bee

I wear my e ring all the time, even at home. It’s kind of new (since the end of November) so I still love to just look at it whenever I want. It’s just a plain band platinum solitaire so it doesn’t get gunky, I clean it every night with a toothbursh and Dawn, once a week I put it in the ultrasonic. From what I’ve read, hand sanitizer doesn’t harm diamonds and platinum (I think it might make white gold turn yellow faster though?)

Post # 12
1679 posts
Bumble bee

I’m still wearing my wedding ring, which is just a plain gold band, but I hardly ever wear my e-ring now.  Washing hands so often, I was worried about damaging it, plus all those stones…felt like too much chance of Covid germs hiding among them.  

I do make an effort to put my e-ring on more at the weekend, even if we’re just snuggling up watching a film or playing a board game.  My husband always comments on it when I wear it, so I think he likes to see it, and it does help to make the weekend feel a bit different.  Almost like ‘dressing up’ pre Covid!

Post # 13
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

I agree with 

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@greeneyedbee:  I love putting my set on everyday and would feel naked without it! My job is considered “essential” so I kept going to work but I think even if I had worked from home I’d still put it on 💍

Post # 14
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I work from home… even pre-pandemic, and most day I still wear my rings.. for me it’s kind of a habit, wake up…reach for my rings… but sometimes I will just opt for the band (not frequently)

Post # 15
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I wear my wedding ring (plain gold band) during the week and my engagement ring on Shabbat. It’s fun to make shabbat a special occasion that way. I used to wear them both all the time.

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